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SWEET RELEASE

Sedona's Brandon Decker (a.k.a. Decker.) is ready to release his new album "Patsy" and he's bringing the party to the Old Pueblo on Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Now, this isn't your ordinary CD release show because with seven Arizona acts spread across two stages at Club Congress (311 E. Congress St.), it's really more of a local music miniature festival. On the bill for the night is, of course, Decker., but also Steff & The Articles, Sweet Ghosts, Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls, Field Tripp and more. The 21 and over event is free, which means you'll have some extra cash to pick up your copy of Decker.'s "Patsy" at the event.

A DANCER DARKLY

Everyone has his or her own idea of what dance music is. If you're sick of upbeat bubblegum stuff or being coerced to shake parts of you that you don't want to, the Ritual dance night at Surly Wench Pub is the way to go. The event's first iteration will bring DJs Plastic Disease, Black Flagg and E_Rupt to the bar, located at 424 N. Fourth Ave. There they'll be spinning all of the goth, alt, industrial and "witch house" jams. So smear some black makeup on your pale, pale flesh and lace up your corset because it's time to go dancing on Saturday, Feb. 21 beginning at 9 p.m.

ACOSTA LIVING

Believe it or not, there's yet another great free, local show in Tucson this week. Jacob Acosta will be playing Flycatcher's lounge gratis on Saturday, Feb. 21. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will showcase the singer-songwriter's newest release "Silver Lining," which was recorded by badass Arizona music producer Bob Hoag. After Acosta's free lounge show, you can catch Scott Biram in the main room at Flycatcher, located at 340 E. Sixth St. The second show will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with Jesse Dayton opening. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 the day of the show.

UNUSUAL SOUNDS

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is helping you broaden your horizons this Sunday, Feb. 22 with a presentation of music called Colors of Sound. Performed by the orchestra's percussion ensemble, the event will feature everything from the drums you know to more uncommon percussive instruments such as the marimba. Tickets for the event, which takes place at 2175 N. Sixth Ave., are $25. The drum-centric performance begins at 2 p.m. sharp.

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